Malcolm X, the Movie Essay

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Spike Lee's version of Malcolm X's life is similar to the historical Malcolm X. By watching the movie and knowing who he was and his beliefs, one can easily tell how alike they are.

When the movie starts Malcolm Little is getting his hair cut. The appearance is that he wants to look more like a white person. Malcolm X's father is a preacher, but the KKK came to the house to burn it down. Later, Malcolm's father is killed by being tied to the rail road tracks when a train comes. His father died when Malcolm was just a child.. After Malcolm's dad died A white woman came to tell Malcolm that they were going to take her kids away because she was an "unsuitable mother". They then sent Malcolm to a detention home which drove his mother
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On the way to the Hospital a large crowd forms following Malcolm. They waited outside the hospital to make sure that Banes got proper medical treatment. Malcolm signals the crowd to leave and everyone marches away. It shows how powerful Malcolm is at this time.



Other Muslims thought Malcolm was getting to powerful. One example of the conflicts Malcolm's power caused involved the leader of the Muslim Nation, Elijah Muhammed. Elijah Muhammed was said to have fathered two young women's children. Malcolm went to talk to the women. The women told Malcolm that Elijah always talked behind Malcolm's back, saying bad things. Malcolm's faith was shattered. He was with the Black Muslim religion for twelve years. He decided to try to take, and make his own Islam religion. Muhammed found out about this, and said that Malcolm could not preach for 90 days.



Malcolm's family was getting a lot of prank phone calls. One of the old gang members was suppose to wire Malcolm's phone so it would blow up.
Later in his life he went to Mecca and became a pilgrim, while he was in Mecca he drank from the same cup and plate as white men. Malcolm went back to America all of Malcolm's friends are of all colors. Later Malcolm's house was burned down. After that he decided that he wanted to preach again.




Malcolm was one of the most opinionated people of this century. Malcolm's dad was a Baptist preacher he was also a supporter of…

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